Ballroom Dance Lessons
Waltz
The soft, floating, graceful movements of the Waltz make this romantic ballroom dance one of the most popular and fun to learn dances. Learn more about this 17th century dance that evolved in Vienna and come in for a Waltz dance lesson.

Fox Trot
The Foxtrot is one of the most popular and versatile of the ballroom dances that can be danced to a variety of music styles and tempos. This 20th century dance is one you will find exciting to learn so click on the link to learn more and contact us for a lesson today.

Tango
Ballroom Tango is a very dramatic, staccato, passionate and fun dance to learn. Evolving in the bars and bordellos of Beunos Aires, Argentina, this dance has a long history that sustained its popularity to this day. Click on the link to learn more about the Tango dance and schedule a lesson today.

Quick Step
The Quickstep dance is a glamorous, smooth, effervescent ballroom dance that evolved from fast-paced ragtime era jazz, the Foxtrot, and the Charleston in the 1920's in England. The Quickstep dance is a very exciting, energetic, and fun dance to learn. Click on the link to read more and come in for a lesson as soon as you can!

Viennese Waltz
A delightful, charming, elegant and glamorous ballroom dance that originated in Vienna in the 1800's. the Viennese Waltz dance is most notable for being the classic Prince Charming and Cinderella dance. Click on the link to learn more about the classy dance and take a lesson soon.

Rumba
The Rumba dance is a passionate, sexy, Latin dance that is one of the most popular of the Latin Ballroom dances and great fun to learn. Learn more about this modification of the Cuban "Son" by clicking on the link and take a dance lesson today.

Cha Cha
The Cha Cha dance is a lively, sassy, highly energetic, vibrant and full-of-fun dance that is one of the most popular of the Latin dances. Learn more about this dance that evolved in Cuba in the 1940's and come in for a lesson.

Samba
The Samba dance is a popular Latin Ballroom dance that is highly energetic, rhythmical and fun to learn. This dance evolved in Brazil in the 19th century. Learn more about Samba and come in for a lesson today.

Jive
Jive is a very energetic, upbeat, and lively dance that is great fun to learn. This less acrobatic variation of the Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and Swing originated in the 1940's and has lasted on to this day. Learn more about the Jive dance by clicking on the link below and take a lesson as soon as you can.

Paso Doble
Paso Doble is a dramatic, intense, passionate dance that is one of the most theatrical of the Latin Ballroom dances and great fun to learn. Learn more about this Spanish dance made popular in the U.S. in the 1930's by clicking on the link below then give us a call to take a lesson today.

Bolero
The Bolero dance is a beautiful, slow, sensuous Latin dance that is great fun to learn. Learn more about this dance that originated in Santiago, Cuba in the late 19th century by clicking on the link below and let us know when you're ready to take a lesson.

Swing
The Swing dance comes in two flavors commonly known as East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing. Both Swing dances are a lot of fun to dance and to learn. The differences between the two dances are not very major but significant enough to constitute a different dynamic. Which of the two to dance is a matter of personal taste. Some dancers adhere to one style exclusively while others enjoy dabbling in both. Click on the link below to learn more about Swing dancing and come in for a lesson today.

Mambo
The Mambo dance is a playful, high-energy, flirtatious, and sensual dance that is great fun to learn. Learn more about this dance that originated in Havana, Cuba in the 1940's by clicking on the link below and come in for a dance lesson today.

Salsa, Rueda, and Latin Dance Lessons
Salsa
The Salsa dance originated in the casino clubs of Havana, Cuba in the 1950's. After Cubans emigrated to other Carribean, South American and North American countries, it took hold and evolved from the original Casino style Salsa dance into various other Salsa dance styles such as New York Style and L.A. Style. La Rueda also continued to thrive outside of Cuba and is still danced by Salsero communities to this day. Click the links below to learn more about the Salsa dance and take a dance lesson soon.


La Rueda
Rueda Style Salsa Dancers The words "La Rueda" are Spanish for "the wheel", which is the name given to what can be briefly described as a "Salsa Square Dance." Cuban dance enthusiasts of the 50's developed a way where more than one couple can dance salsa while switching partners and executing the same combinations at the same time. Dancing La Rueda is nothing short of addictive. The flow, the excitement, the rhythm and the adrenaline whle dancing La Rueda is intoxicating but don't take our word for it. Click the link below to learn more about La Rueda dance and take a class to find out for yourself! We won't be surprised if you become a regular!

Merengue
The Merengue dance is a very popular Latin social dance and is also the national dance of the Dominican Republic, where it developed in the 1800's. Merengue is easy to learn, great fun to dance and ideal for couples or anyone traveling to any of the Latin American countries. Click the link below to learn more about the Merengue dance and take a lesson today!

Cumbia
The Cumbia dance is an upbeat, full of energy Latin social dance that is great fun to learn. This dance originated on the coast of what is now Columbia and Panama that reached popularity in the 20's and 30's. Click on the link below to read more and take a Cumbia dance lesson today!

Bachata
The Bachata dance is a very popular, sexy, and fun Latin social dance style with a music genre having the same name. Featuring a sensual "pop" of he hips, this dance is a sizzling hot favorite for romantic couples. Click on the link below to read more about Bachata dance and come in for a lesson soon.

Hustle
The Hustle dance is an exciting, upbeat, exhilarating dance that is great fun for couples to learn. The Hustle was influenced by Mambo, Salsa and Swing and believed to have come out of the Latin communities of New York in the 70's. Click on the link below to learn more about Mambo dance and schedule your lesson today.

Argentine Tango
The Argentine Tango dance is a very popular, sensual, and dramatic social dance that originated in the lower class districts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. You'll enjoy the "close embrace" dance hold of the Argentine Tango when you come in and try a lesson. Click on the link below to learn more about Argentine Tango and come in for a lesson soon.

Dance Performances Available For Your Event
Dance Performers in Pink and Black Outfits Make your next corporate function or special event spectacular and unique. We can provide dancers, from a group of dancers to one couple, for performances in Ballroom, Latin, Mambo, Salsa and HipHop to make your next function a dazzling event and one that will be remembered by all of your friends and guests. Click the link below for more information.

Wedding Dance Instruction
Couple's Wedding Dance Wedding Instruction
For the most memorable day of your life, we will create the perfect wedding first dance to your favorite song. We will create a first wedding dance for you that can be as simple or as elaborate and showy as you would like. We will choreograph or semi- choreograph a wedding first dance that will make you razzle dazzle as you dance smoothly and gracefully across the dance floor together as one. You will look and feel confident and relaxed. You will shine as you glide beautifully and effortlessly around the dance floor for your wedding dance. Your wedding first dance will complete the beauty of your picture perfect wedding celebration making your day extremely special, totally unique and one that will forever be remembered by you, your family and friends. Put your mind at ease knowing that you will join many other happy couples who look back at their wedding day knowing that they started it all with a beatiful romantic dance. Click the link below to learn more.


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Alex Aldape - Dance Connection Studio Director
Alex Aldape - Dance Connection Studio Director
Owner/Director Alejandro Aldape holds Terpsichore Masters and Fellows Degrees in Ballroom Dance and has a 20+ year proven outstanding background of achievement in dance education and business leadership. He has extensive expertise in teaching all styles of Ballroom and Latin dancing. Alejandro has earned many commendations from television, print media and the Chicago Public Schools, has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. ...Read More

The Dance Studio
Dance Studio with Candel-lit tables and dancers Dance Connection Studio is located at
3117 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60618
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3117 N. Clybourn Ave. just southeast of the Western / Belmont intersection on the north side of Chicago. The studio features large windows spanning the two sides of the building and reaching the 12 foot ceiling in height. During the day, students can enjoy rays of sun streaming through the glass falling in line on the dance floor. The gleaming hardwood floors and the building's exposed brick give the studio a comfortable, lofty look & feel while providing a cool oasis of fresh air in the summer. The studio's approximately 5000 square feet of dance floor space extend over two floors and give adequate room to the dancer who tends to drift. ...Read More

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Do I need a partner? What kind of shoes should I wear? How much does it cost? You find the answers to these questions and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Click on the link below to learn more.
Dance Performances
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